I wait for thy salvation, Lord

I wait for thy salvation, Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 13 hymnals

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I long for your salvation, Lord,
with strong desires I wait;
my soul, invited by your word,
stands watching at your gate.

In you, O God, I place my trust.
The world will seek your face,
for you are good as well as just,
and plenteous is your grace!

There’s full redemption at your throne
for sinners long enslaved;
our great Redeemer is your Son!
All peoples will be saved.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #91

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: I wait for thy salvation, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain


I wait for Thy salvation, Lord. A part of I. Watts's "Out of the deeps of long distress," p. 1240, ii, 357, into The New Psalms & Hymns, Richmond, Va., 1901.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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